Couscous with Peas and Prosciutto

If you can boil water, you can make this supremely simple dish with couscous, prosciutto, peas and parsley.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6
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One 7.6-ounce box couscous

1/2 cup frozen peas, thawed

2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto (6 to 7 slices), cut into thin strips

1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh parsley

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Bring 1 1/2 cups water to a boil in a small pot. Add the couscous and peas, stir once, cover and set aside to steam for 5 minutes.
  2. Transfer the couscous mixture to a serving bowl and fluff with a fork. Set aside to cool to room temperature, about 10 minutes. Add the prosciutto, parsley, olive oil, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss well. Serve with lemon slices.